In this 2nd grade lesson we discuss vocations in the Church.
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We are all called to the Catholic vocation that we receive at Baptism: to be Holy. We are called to love and serve God above all things, love and serve our neighbor as ourself, and do our part to continue the work of Christ. God created you to be in a relationship with Him in a special way. God will use this relationship to call you to a special job that he wants you to do or way that He wants you to live.
The word vocation means “to call.” A vocation is a state of life that God calls us to in order to do His Will. There are four primary vocations in the Catholic Church: Priesthood, Religious Life, Marriage and Single Life.
A man called to the priesthood gives his whole life to the Church. They commit to being married to the Church, preach the Gospel, teach the Faith, minister the Sacraments, lead the faithful and commit to lives of prayer.
Nuns or sisters or religious brothers or monks also give their lives to God. They are called to poverty, chastity and obedience. They pray and work to help their community of other nuns or monks. These Religious work hard to help with hospitals, schools, churches, ministries, elderly people, and the poor and sick and imprisoned. They often wear a simple outfit called a habit. A religious is part of an “order” or group. Sometimes they live together in one house, and share everything.
A man and a woman make a solemn vow to one another to be faithful until they die, help each other get to Heaven, and raise children in the Catholic Faith. Husbands and wives work together to be loving, generous, kind and committed to educating their children in the Catholic Faith. They make a family and pass on Catholic values and morals.
Sometimes God calls people to remain single so that they can devote a lot of time to spreading God’s word in the world. Single people have a special role because they are out in the world, unlike many of the Religious. They have the opportunity to influence so many people and demonstrate good Catholic values to others.
Every vocation is important to God. He wants us to live a life of faith and prayer so that we can grow our relationship with Him. No one vocation is any better than another and we need all of them to spread the Good News of Jesus.
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